The number one thing that I have heard from educators is to make sure your children read over the summer. Here are a few ideas to help with reading!
2. Read books that you can do an activity with. At Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas, she has a great post with lots of books and activities plus a link party with over 100 other book ideas!!
3. Have your child read a good series book. You could also read it as a family. You could have an end of the summer party based on the book series or a movie night if the book has a movie.
4. If you are going to the ZOO, read books about animals the week before you go.
There are lots of ideas for adventures: Museums, Nature Walk, Sporting Event, Water Park, Moon and Stars Gazing, Vacation Spots. I am sure your local librarian would be willing to help you find specific books for wherever your adventure will lead you.
5. Keep track of how many books you read with a fun shape, animal, or sticker. We made a Gum Ball machine and for every book they read, they got a gumball (paper circles) to put in it. We have a local ice cream shop that the girls love. They have a bubble gum ice cream flavor. We made a goal of how many books they had to read and once they reached the goal they got to go to the ice cream shop.
6. Go outside to read. Have a picnic while you read. Read to your kids and let them lay on a blanket and enjoy the sun and fresh air.
For more ideas check out our pinterest board- Summer School
Read for fun!
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